Liturgy, n.

‘The word liturgy originally meant a public work or a service in the name of/on behalf of the people. In Christian tradition it means the participation of the people of God in the work of God.

In the New Testament the word liturgy refers not only to the celebration of divine worship but also to the proclamation of the Gospel and to active charity. In all of these situations it is a question of the service of God and neighbour.’